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“Can't get any better chicken” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Pollo Rico

El Pollo Rico
932 North Kenmore Street, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
703 522 3220
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Ranked #5 of 759 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Peruvian, Pizza, Barbecue, Spanish, South American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout
Woodbridge, Virginia
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Can't get any better chicken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I would not lie to you this chicken is the BOMB. Nothing like some good peruvian chicken in America. They have the spot in Clarendon and Woodbridge. The original is always the best (Clarendon) but hey they're both good spots.

Visited April 2013
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Falls Church, Virginia
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“Best chicken ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This chicken is great. Never dry. The white meat is juicy and the seasoning on the skin is one of a kind. The sides are ok, but the chicken is the star.

Visited May 2013
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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good tasting rotisserie chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I have to say from reading previous reviews, I was expecting amazing tasting chicken. I was slightly disappointed. It was good but not the greatest. Chicken was moist even the white meat. And as previous reviews indicated I expected something more than white rice as a side, perhaps yellow rice. I would recommend to anyone looking for a budget meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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“Rotisserie at good prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I went try out this rotisserie place because it was featured in Travel Channel hosted by Anthony Bourdain. When you arrive at the location it doesn't look like much and unimpressive. The dining area is plain and basic which feature tables and chairs. We ordered a whole chicken with fries and rice. I was surprised there were no rice and beans or yellow rice available which you typically find in a latin restaurant. The service was fairly quick even with a few people on line. I find the rotisserie chicken to be tasty and the white meat were not typically dry as you would normally find it. The fries came out very good where it was a nice golden color and crisp. Even the rice was cooked the way I like it, not hard or very stick.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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“Succulent and Juicy Chicken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Their menu is simple:
chicken, fries, white rice, coleslaw, 4 desserts and soda/water.

The chicken is spiced wonderfully and the meat is juicy and succulent. The place has a small parking lot and it's packed all the time. I've been here for both lunch and dinner and there are people always waiting in line to get the best chicken in the entire area.

It's the most plain Jane joint you will visit, but the chicken is possible the best I've had anywhere.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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